I've been playing a lot of chess on lichess.com during the pandemic. I think the stages of painting and chess are a lot of like. In both you need to use an opening with a strong foundation to set up moves in the mid game. The mid game is where the highest form of creativity occurs and where the most blunders are likely to happen so understanding position and being adaptable is key. The end game is about the ability to be able to finish. The final moves can turn a certain win
Some days you have to paint all day just to make two good decisions. Some days you think all day about the two good decisions you are going to make.
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I was recently featured in ArtAscent. I answered a call to artist to respond to the idea of youth. I'm really pleased with the write up about my work. I will post a link when they release the publication in the next couple of days. It really makes me feel good when people write about my work without trying to skirt around the ideas that I put into all the creations in my studio practice. It's impossible to understand my work without that insight. As a creator I don't set o